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Below are the latest updates and information provided by EMS West.
EMS Update-That’s A Wrap
What an amazing year this has been! The pandemic has turned our lives upside-down and forced us to re-think everything we do. EMS Update 2021 is a perfect example of making the best of a challenging situation and, thanks to all of you, it became a surprising...
EMS Update Live Stream ’21
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EMS West Debuts New Website
EMS West is proud to debut a new and improved website. This website contains information relating to many of the frequently asked questions from EMS Providers. If you are having problems finding an answer to a question on the website, you can chat with a staff...
Interim Recommendations for EMS Systems and 911 PSAP/ECCs during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This guidance applies to all medical first responders, including fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with suspected or confirmed Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2...
Act 17 of 2020 BLS Ambulance Staffing Exception
Act 17 of 2020 amended the EMS System Act to permit the Department of Health to grant exceptions to the ambulance staffing standard for Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances for agencies not licensed to provide service higher than the BLS level. The Bureau of EMS has...
CPR course expiration date extension
Effective immediately any Department approved CPR course with a suggested/actual expiration date on or after January 1, 2020 will be considered by the Bureau of EMS to be current through December 31, 2020.